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Communicating Climate Change – Why so difficult?

Climate Change Lecture

Communicating Climate Change – Why So Difficult?


The Environmental Protection Agency, in conjunction with the National Dialogue on Climate Action, will host a public lecture on the challenging issue of the communication of climate change.

The speaker, Professor Chris Rapley CBE, is Professor of Climate Science at University College London and has specialised in climate communication issues.

Event Date: 26 October 2017

Location: The Round Room, The Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2


18:30 Refreshments and Registration

19:00 Lecture

20:00 Questions and Answers Session

20:30 Ends

The scientific evidence is clear. Climate change is happening. It is driven by us, and it threatens human wellbeing worldwide. Effective collective action could tackle the risks and result in a cleaner, greener and more prosperous world. Yet progress is limited and the discussion in the media can be difficult. The lecture will aim to outline why this is so, and what we can do about it.

The lecture will be chaired by Dr John Bowman.


Speaker at 2017 Climate Change Lecture Series

Professor Chris Rapley CBE is Professor of Climate Science at University College London. He is a Fellow of St Edmund’s College Cambridge, a member of the Academia Europaea, a Distinguished Visiting Scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Chairman of the London Climate Change Partnership.

His previous posts include Director of the Science Museum London, Director of the British Antarctic Survey, President of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, Executive Director of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme, and Head of UCL’s Earth Observation satellite group.

His current interests are in the role of climate scientists in society and the communication of climate science. He is Chair of the UCL Commission on Communicating Climate Science.

Prof Rapley was awarded the 2008 Edinburgh Science Medal for having made ‘a significant contribution to the understanding and wellbeing of humanity’.

Contact Information:

Attendance is free, but advance booking is essential.
Bookings can be made through EventBrite

For queries, please contact:

Twitter: @EPAClimatenews and #ClimateLecture2017

This lecture will be broadcast live on the EPA website.


Source: EPA Events


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